An autopsy conducted Tuesday determined the victim of a Puna murder, 54-year-old James V. Johns Sr. of Nanawale Estates, died of a brain injury caused by blunt force trauma, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
Johns’ body was found in his home Sunday, police said.
The suspect, 36-year-old Jason Russell Jump of Pahoa, remains in the Hilo police cellblock on suspicion of second-degree murder. Area I Criminal Investigations Section detectives are continuing the investigation.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or email email@example.com.
Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.